After merging a number of XL files (148) and then deleting the "most recent files" display. XL failed to load previously OK files. I re-booted only to find 99% desktop icons replaced by XL icons. XL is now attempting to open all programs including Start-up programs. Any program you wish to open is directed to XL.
System restore failed to fix problem.
Thanks for your help.
Hi all, found a quick solution which helped me. Created a new user account and I now have access to almost all my programs, however I still need to repair my original desktop profile.